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Bad Teeth Can Cause Health Problems
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Yes: "bad teeth", whether you mean tooth decay and/or gum disease is caused by bacteria. Unlike short term infections, like a cold, when you have "bad teeth" your exposure to these bacteria is long term (several years). This can lead to an increase risk of both heart disease and stroke. ...Read more
Can bad teeth cause problems with your ears like congestion, ringing etc..?. I asked my dentist and she said no. Maybe I should find another dentist?
Maybe: Studies show the most common cause of tinnitus is Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) but anemia, patulous Eustachian tube and in some cases brain tumors called schwannomas and acoustic neuromas detectable by MRI are involved. Workup sometimes frustrating but stay the course start w hearing test by audiology and ENT consult then MRI if needed. Good luck. ...Read more
Bad Teeth: The biggest danger for leaving bad teeth untreated is that they can become infected and spread that infection throughout your body causing serious complication and can even cause death. Studies have also shown an increased chance of developing cardiac and other medical problems. The inability to chew your food properly affects your general nutrition. Finally, you can develop TMJ problems. ...Read more
It is possible: Patients with poorly controlled diabetes have multiple dental problems like bleeding and sore gums, frequent infections, tooth decay and bad breath. Patients with has control diabetes have no increased risk of dental problems. Ask your primary care phycisian for more information. ...Read more
What causes the teeth to shift my top teeth are to the left more then they use to be when i look in the mirror I have bad teeth and I do grind my teet?
Malocclusion: Most common cause is malocclusion, often with damaged teeth and/or damage to the supporting gums/bone. Check in with your dentist and also ask if referral to periodontist and/or orthodontist is in order. ...Read more
I recently started to have erection problems. Could my bad teeth be the actual reason of this issue?
Unrelated Conditions: should be treated separately. See your GP for ED and see your DDS for dental problems. ...Read more
Bad teeth: Perhaps. As a dentist I get a little sick just thinking about how some people let their teeth rot away and how it could effect their general health, self esteem, eating ability and lost time from work or school. When I get these types of questions, I picture in my mind the eventual type of situation you see in the adjacent photo. ...Read more
Definitely, yes: A tooth abscess infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, ears and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Past 2 weeks I have noticed a "fishy" odor only during and after sex. He has bad teeth, could oral sex be the cause of this? No reg. Odor or discharge
Vaginal infection: This sounds like you probably have a vaginal bacterial infection. See your doctor as there is an infection that causes a typical fishy odor. This can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Answer-: 'bad teeth' do not typically produce ear problems. Have your dentist treat you for all your dental problems and see an ENT specialist (or primary care physician) for any problems with your ear. Find practioners that you trust and follow their advice. ...Read more
Broken teeth: Severely broken down teeth can contribute to your problem if they are infected. Please see a dentist for treatment. ...Read more
Hey Docs! it is known that nail bite causes bad teeth edges, can these bad edges be fixed at the dentist easily?
Can bad teeth cause face asymmetry. All my left sided teeth are pushed in towards the tounge. Can this cause the cheekbone to look sunken ?
Yes, depending on: Extent of deformity. Also, maxillary teeth in bad repair can cause sinus problems. Have an oral or maxillo-facial surgeon take a look. It sounds like it is beyond scope of a general dentist. ...Read more
Not specifically but: Not specifically from the use of Prograf (tacrolimus), but it might be possible that immune suppression could leave you more vulnerable to infection generally, so really careful hygiene is important, as well as regular dental checkups. ...Read more
It is possible: Dysgeusia is a change in your sense of taste due to a variety of causes; from medication you may be taking to dental problems. Dysgeusia is not very common. Fortunately, many of the causes are temporary and not life-threatening, but the disorder does affect your quality of life. See your PCP for neurological exam and evaluation. ...Read more
I've been having really bad teeth problems. Two years ago, igrew a pimple on my neck and it won't go away. Everyday, pus comes out of it and it hurts. What should I do?
Go see your doctor: 2 years is a long time to have a pimple drain so it's time to go see your doctor for diagnosis & treatment. If need be, contra costa county (http://cchealth.Org/) has an excellent group of doctors, dentists & other health professionals to care for those w/o traditional insurance. ...Read more
If I have bad teeth n gum issues n cavities will a waterpik cause me pain there's a few teeth I can't brush dentist recommend waterpik worried pain ?
Dental Care: Have your teeth professionally cleaned first, then have all your carious teeth restored. Then use the waterpik to maintain your newfound good oral health. ...Read more
I googled have myself in panic I've had a weird lightheaded feeling 24/7 daily 5 yrs Drs say anxiety could bad teeth cause or gums have broken teeth?
Don't panic: Your lightheadedness is most likely not coming from your teeth or gums. But you should still get your teeth examined and restored. ...Read more
If you think bad teeth are the cause of your ear pain will a dentist look into you ear with a otoscope?
Tooth pain: Dentists do not normally look into a patients ear. Further, they can usually tell if a tooth problem could refer or radiate pain to the ear. Most often, there are two separate issues which is why when we cannot justify a tooth problem as the cause of ear or head pain, we refer the patient to their own physician. Sometimes TMJoint issues may seem to be an ear ache but we can isolate 2 joint instead ...Read more
Every few weeks my ear will hurt a bit. Not bad just bugs me. What can cause this? Ear infection? I do have bad teeth on that side too. But dnt hurt
Ear pain: Your bad teeth may be the cause of ear pain. See a dentist and start your dental treatment. Also work with you doctor and have your ears evaluated to see what is going on there. This is a problem that will take working with both your doctor and dentist. Good luck. ...Read more
I have bad teeth dentist said I have peridiontitis. I've been having pain in left ear especially when I chew or drink. Can bad teeth cause a earache?
Yes: especially if the upper back teeth are involved. OTOH, if you have had extensive dental treatment and have had to keep your mouth open for a long time could be TMJ issues. Ask the dentist to check you for this and use a bite block whenever you have dental work. ...Read more
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